Hundreds of people have turned up to be recruited as warders and wardresses in the Uganda Prison Services in the past four days, in central and western part of the country. The districts include Mubende, Mityana, Kyenjojo, Kabarole, Bundibugyo and Kasese.
The districts include Mubende, Mityana, Kyenjojo, Kabarole, Bundibugyo and Kasese.
Julius Aliko, a commissioner of prison who is in charge of the recruitment exercises in the region says Kasese district has registered the biggest number of recruits so far.
By Friday afternoon, over 100 others were gathered at Mayors' gardens in Mubende to be recruited.
Though Aliko did not disclose the exact number of people they want, he noted that they are few positions. He says since the exercise started a few days ago, Kasese has registered the highest number of candidates and Bundibugyo the lowest.
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The position requires wardens and wardresses to have completed Ordinary level with credits in Mathematics and English.
The recruitment exercise in Mubende started with verification of academic documents followed by written interviews.
Aliko said some of the candidates were disqualified because they had failed their O' level exams, while others were over qualified.
He however noted that, they had realized some of the candidates were graduates, but had hidden the academic documents, and applied as O.level leavers.
In such a case, he said if one is not recognized, it will have no problem but he or she would never use the papers after being recruited at a level o a warden or wardresses.
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He said majority of the candidates had passed well the written interview and this further proved they were over qualified.
One of the candidates who were disqualified expressed worry and said the exercise was not fair.